STEP 16. UPDATING THE 3D MAP
If a P3DM training has an end, P3DM activities do not. It is indeed one strength of P3DM to enable permanent and detailed updating of the 3D map. Pushpins and yarns are easily movable and replaceable should need arises while a certain paint may be covered by other colors. For example, if a woman gives birth, the pushpin which indicated that she was pregnant should be replaced by the pushpin showing that there is a young child in the household. Such a fine-tuned updating of the 3D map on a regular basis enables the upgrading of the disaster risk assessment and lingering action plan on a continuous basis. In time of disaster updated information proves to be crucial.
Updating the 3D map may take place on a continuous basis or at regular schedules agreed upon by the community. In the first case, the stakeholder in charge of looking after the 3D map takes charge of updating the data and eventually have it validated by the larger community, for example during community meetings.
In the second case scenario, regular meetings, e.g. quarterly or yearly, are organized with the participants who built the 3D map. They should gather during a day or two to update the entire data at once (Figure 70).
Associated data, such as the household data sheets, the disaster risk assessment table and DRR plans must be updated simultaneously.